Northern Territory

NT Government announces new initiatives for home buyers

THE Northern Territory Government last week said launched two new housing initiatives that aim to get more families into their own homes and ease rental pressure while stimulating housing supply.

Treasurer, Delia Lawrie, said with bank lending practices limiting housing developments, the government is stepping in to help stimulate supply, support people purchase their own home and help free up rental stock.

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2,700 apartments awaiting construction in Greater Darwin Area

MORE than 2,700 units have received planning approval, the Northern Territory Government announced last week, as it tries to create more private housing for Territorians.

Chief Minister Paul Henderson said major construction has started at a new residential high rise in Darwin CBD that will provide more than 150 apartments for Territorians, as one of 23 large residential developments approved by the Development Consent Authority.

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NT Budget 2012 released

THE Northern Territory's Budget 2012 is a responsible Budget focused on supporting Territory families as the Territory gears up for growth, according to Treasurer Delia Lawrie who released the 2012-13 Budget last week.

Ms Lawrie said Budget 2012 totals $5.3 billion, with reduced GST revenues since the last Budget resulting in an 11/12 cash deficit of $491 million, decreasing to $278 million in 2015-16. It features an infrastructure spend of $1.3 billion.

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NT Government releases Kilgariff area plan

THE Northern Territory Government has released an area plan of Alice Springs' newest suburb, Kilgariff, providing an overarching framework for development of the 180 hectare site.

The new suburb, which is located approximately 9 kilometres from the town centre, will initially deliver approximately 150 dwellings over the next few years, with ultimate housing capacity for up to 3,000 people.

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NT Chief Minister inspects Darwin's future light rail corridors

NORTHERN Territory Chief Minister Paul Henderson last week inspected Darwin's future light rail corridors as part of the Territory Government's plan to cater for future growth.

Mr Henderson said light rail is a long term public transport option highlighted in the Greater Darwin Plan that was released at the start of this month.

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NT Government releases Greater Darwin Plan

NORTHERN Territory's Chief Minister Paul Henderson last week released the Greater Darwin Plan, a strategic framework that aims to guide the growth of Darwin city and the surrounding region.

With a vision that Darwin is a place that is affordable, liveable, prosperous and sustainable, the plan seeks to manage future growth through seven strategic directions, such as strong and healthy communities, land use integration and economic development.

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New dual occupancy housing rights proposed for Northern Territory

NORTHERN Territory's Chief Minister, Paul Henderson, this week announced a new housing initiative as part of the Territory Government's strategic housing package.

Under the initiative, the government is proposing to introduce a Dual Occupancy option to give owners of residential blocks of at least 1,000 square metres the opportunity to build a second residential dwelling onsite to promote alternative housing options.

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NT Government announces Weddell Design Competition winners

THE Northern Territory Government this week announced the winners of the Weddell design competitions for the future tropical city of up to 50,000 people.

Minister for Lands and Planning, Gerry McCarthy, announced the winners on Monday, with Troppo Architects Pty Ltd winning first prize ($50,000) in the Weddell New-Town Urban Design Competition.

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Paspaley wins tender for 20-storey building in Darwin

LOCAL company Paspaley Pearls Properties has won the contract to supply 9,000 square metres of green office space in Darwin, which the Northern Territory Government said will renew and rejuvenate the city centre.

Chief Minister Paul Henderson said the $84 million development would maintain a link with Darwin's past, while heralding its exciting future.

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Revised Darwin International Airport expansion plan approved

THE Australian Government has approved a revised development plan for Darwin International Airport saying it will provide more check-in desks and boarding gates to cater for growth in passenger numbers.

The $60 million development plan, scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013, will see the floor area increase by more than half to help cater for an expected 2.9 million annual passengers in 2016.

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Northern Territory searches for designers of the future city of Weddell

The Northern Territory Government this week announced that a nationwide search for architects and planners to design the first stage of a future tropical city of 50,000 people, Weddell, is now underway.

"The search has begun for architects and planners to deliver us a tropical, liveable, sustainable township that will continue to grow and evolve into the city of Weddell," Member for Daly, Rob Knight said.

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NT Government announces continued investment in Palmerston East

THE Northern Territory Government this week announced more than $20 million in its 2011 Budget to continue works for Palmerston East under the government's growing the Territory initiative.

Chief Minister Paul Henderson also announced that the Land Development Corporation has entered into a Joint Venture agreement for the new Palmerston suburb of Zuccoli.

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NT Government releases Rural Villages Development discussion paper

THE Northern Territory Government this week released its Rural Village Development Discussion Paper, aiming to increase housing choice and access to services and improve sustainability in Litchfield Shire.

Lands and Planning Minister Gerry McCarthy said the Rural Village Discussion Paper and associated area plans have been developed as part of the Darwin Region Land Use Plan and suggest creating rural villages at Berry Springs, Humpty Doo, Howard Springs, Coolalinga/ Freds Pass, Noonamah and Girraween.

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